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McCabe, Chrissy R. 45

  • West Newton
  • Born: 1969-05-29
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Beatty-Rich, Madison | Get Directions
  • Chrissy R. McCabe, 45, of West Newton, died unexpectedly Thursday, April 23, 2015, at her home. She was born May 29, 1969, in Greensburg, a daughter of Kenneth and Barbara Rothwell Shoaf. She was a member of Herminie United Methodist Church. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, William R. McCabe; her maternal grandmother, Geraldine Rothwell, of Herminie; a brother, Randy Shoaf and his wife, Patti, of West Newton; a niece, Samantha Shoaf; a nephew Dustin Shoaf; an uncle, Frank Rothwell; an aunt, Linda Williams and her husband, Tom; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ralph and Julia McCabe, of Luxor; and her special four-footed children, her dogs, Mickey and Jasmine. She was predeceased by her maternal grandfather, Dean Rothwell; her paternal grandparents, Charles and Ruth Shoaf; and an uncle, Lonnie Shoaf. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BEATTY-RICH FUNERAL HOME INC., Route 136, Madison. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with her pastor, the Rev. Alfred H. Kimmel, officiating. Interment will follow in the West Newton Cemetery.
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Allegheny County

Acquafondata, Leonard 92

  • Bloomfield
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Winter, Pittsburgh | Get Directions
  • Leonardo Acquafondata, 92, of Bloomfield, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 67 years to Rose Acquafondata. He is survived by his sons, Nunzio (Antoinette), Enzo (Beverly Cavacini) and John (Marie); grandsons, Jonathan (Amy), Jeffrey (Robin); and great-granddaughters, Hanah Rose and Ella Grace; also numerous nieces and nephews. He was formerly of Pietro Avellana, Italy and a 50-year member of the Cement Mason Local 526. Friends received from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the WINTER FUENRL HOME PC, 4730 Friendship Ave. Funeral at 9 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Maria Goretti Church, Friendship Campus.
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Bishoff, Harry L. 85

  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Sperling, Mc Candless | Get Directions
  • Harry Louis Bishoff, 85, died peacefully surrounded by his family Wednesday, April 22, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Irene Kelly Bishoff; his son, Timothy John (Kerry) Bishoff; and daughter, Kelly Ann (David) Rembe. After answering a call by Uncle Sam and serving two years in Texas working on the then new radar system, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in mechanical engineering and later received his professional engineering license. He worked in various engineering capacities for many years. He loved the challenge of engineering work, but his greatest gifts were helping others. He began donating blood when he was discharged from the Army and continued as an aphaeresis donor for 47 years until his health prohibited him from further donations. He volunteered at several children's homes and was St. Nicholas (a very big one) at various homes for the aged. He loved music, and while in the service he sang in a televised program and later in the choir at Sewickley Lutheran Church. As a life-long Lutheran, he served in various capacities as a member of the board (including mowing grass) and taught Sunday school to teenagers at Nativity Lutheran Church. He was always the first to volunteer to help in any situation and was not satisfied until the project was completed to his satisfaction. He spent years coaching little league and later basketball with his son. He taught his son to golf when Timothy was just 12. He also coached Kelly's short-lived experience with both softball and soccer. He loved to read and expand his knowledge especially in history and the Civil War. He loved trivia questions and telling jokes and his bright, blue twinkling eyes awaited an answer to his questions. He had a terrific, out-going personality. However, his greatest love was his wife, his children and his four grandchildren, who brought joy, pride, and laughter to his life, Joshua David Rembe (12), Kelsey Ann Bishoff (11), Sarah Mae Rembe (10) and Kathryn (Kathern) Ann Bishoff (9) loved their Pap-Pap as much as he loved them. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Susan Bishoff; his sister, Charlotte Bishoff Dott; his brother, Edward Daniel Bishoff; and his cousin, Geraldine Brown Rickart. He is survived by his beloved sister, Marie Dometrovich; sister-in-law, Fran Bishoff; sister-in-law, Joann (Paul) Bischoff; and numerous nieces and nephews who played an important role in his life and frequently referred to him as "Uncle HeHe." He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SPERLING FUNERAL HOME, 700 Blazier Drive, McCandless. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 13301 Walters Road, (North Park) Allison Park, PA 15101. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the church. Remembrances can be left at www.sperlingfuneral.com.
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Bleckmann, Walter R. 87

  • Swissvale
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Walter R. Bleckmann, 87, of Swissvale and Kutztown, died Friday, April 24, 2015. He was the beloved father of Sherry C. Atri (Shridhar), of Swissvale; dear grandfather of Walter Premchand Atri; great-grandfather of Isabella Atri. Walter had a bachelor's degree in Bacteriology from Pitt and a master's degree in advertising and public relations from Pitt. He worked at Hansen and Shea, was an advertising manager for Anchor Serum Co. in St. Joseph, Mo., and taught advertising and statistics at Point Park University. He received a Ph.D. in art history from Pitt and taught art history at Kutztown University. Walter also loved jazz music and played the saxophone and clarinet. Arrangements by THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Boyle, Mary Joan 81

  • Moon Township
  • Born: 1933-05-17
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Copeland, Coraopolis | Get Directions
  • Mary Joan (Heckman) Boyle, 81, a Moon Township resident since 1962, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She was born May 17, 1933, in Girard, to the late Joseph C. and Meredith Mary (Murray) Heckman. She was the beloved wife for 58 years to John P. Boyle; loving mother of Patricia B. Shoff (Donald H.), of Reading, Mary Kathleen Edwards (Douglas F.), of Montgomeryville, Joseph P. Boyle, of West Chester, Peter J. Boyle (Pamela JLSMK), of Mililani, Hawaii, and the late Karen (Boyle) Graves; proud grandmother of John Hekili Boyle, Christopher J. Shoff, Meghan M. Shoff, Daniel J. Graves, Tristan F. Edwards and Emily J. Edwards; and sister of Carol Kelley (James), of Allentown, and the late Janet Murphy. Mary Joan was a medical technologist at Ohio Valley Hospital. She was an active member at St. Margaret Mary Church as an organist, choir member, prayer-line and 55+. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the Moon Township Library. Her hobbies included knitting, traveling and exercising through yoga and Silver Sneakers. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at COPELAND'S MOON TOWNSHIP, 981 Brodhead Road, where prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Monday, followed by Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations in her name to the American Cancer Society.
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Braun, Michele L.

  • Indiana Township
  • Died: 2015-04-18
  • Funeral Home: Perman, Shaler | Get Directions
  • Michele L. Hess Braun, of Indiana Township, died suddenly Saturday, April 18, 2015. Michele was the beloved mother of Derrik and Jackie Braun, both of Indiana Township; daughter of the late Charles and Sandy Muska Hess; sister of Melissa A. Pawlik (Raymond), of Indiana Township; aunt of Brendan, Bryce and Briley Rae Pawlik and Taylor Braun; and best friend of Mindy Sauers Corella and Brandi Hart Wentz. Michele was the wonderful fiance of Chris Wojciak and the love of his life. Celebrate Michele's life with her family from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at PERMAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES INC., 923 Saxonburg Blvd. at Route 8, Shaler Township. Memorial donations to Perman Funeral Home may be made in her name to help with final expenses. Leave condolences at www.permanfuneralhome.com.
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Gagetta, Alvera 99

  • Formerly of Wilmerding
  • Born: 1916-02-29
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Alvera "Vera" (Garlet) Gagetta, 99, formerly of Wilmerding, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was born Feb. 29, 1916, in Export, to her Italian immigrant parents, the late Carlo and Anna (Rombaldi) Garlet. Her father was a coal miner and she grew up in an era of people helping each other (better known as the "greatest generation"). When she married her husband the late Ionio "Jack" Gagetta, more than 70 years ago, she not only became a part of the Gagetta family, but the Gagetta Family Market as well. (Gagetta's market was started by her father-in-law in 1902 and closed in 1973.) She greeted everyone who came into the market with her warm smile. Her life was guided by her kindness, compassion and her love of family. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary, and brother-in-law, Pete Frescura; and her brother, Robert "Bert" Galet. She was the beloved mother of John Gagetta (Sharon Graziano); sister-in-law of Dorothy Galet; and also the cherished aunt of numerous nieces and nephews; and great and great-great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Prayer service will be 9 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Jude the Apostle Church. Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude the Apostle Church, 405 Westinghouse Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148.
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Getjens, Carol A. 71

  • Carnegie
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Carol Ann Gaetjens, 71, of Carnegie, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. She was the beloved wife for 48 years of Arthur G. "Gerry;" loving mother of Jennifer (William) Brandenstein and Donald Garett (Carol) Fairbank; daughter of the late Donald and Eva (Finch) Inforati-Hall; cherished grandmother of Robert, Windsor, Bryce, Holden and Bellamy; and aunt of David, Alex and Kirsten. Carol graduated from Bangor High School, class of '62, and the University of Maine, Orono class of '66, where she was a founding member of Alpha Phi Sorority. She enjoyed riding in the Penobscot Pony Club and taught third grade at the Capehart School. While living in Taiwan she taught ESL at a school for the blind. After returning from a year tour of duty in Taiwan, the family was assigned to Plattsburgh AFB, N.Y. and were active in the community on and off base. Living at 192 US Oval from 1973 to 1977, she planned and participated in many events at the Officers Club and was an officer in the O.W.C. She belonged to the Trinity Episcopal Church and was devoted to church activities. The family moved to Peru, N.Y. where they lived from 1977 to 1987. While there she was a Girl Scout Leader. After which she and her husband, Gerry, lived in Peabody, Mass. until 2013. As a lifetime horse women, she participated in recreational riding and a volunteer at the Windrush (Mass.) Farm's Equitation Therapy. She was an early pioneer in dog therapy visitation at a nursing home in Peabody, Mass. Carol worked with people having special needs helping them ride horses (Equine-Assisted Therapy at Windrush farm). Friends will be welcomed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon. Service in the funeral home chapel at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. Interment National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 or Windrush Farm Therapeutic Equitation Program (Horse Therapy for individuals with special needs) 479 Lacy St., North Andover, MA 01845. She will be in our hearts forever. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Goda, Michael 90

  • Lincoln Place
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Michael Goda, 90, of Lincoln Place, died April 22, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 58 years of Dolores (Oglenska) Goda; father of Patricia (Joseph) Donahoe and Robert (Judith) Goda; brother of Margaret Ellenberger, John Goda and Sylvia Goda; and Be-Bucks to Lauren, Christina and Elizabeth Donahoe, Joseph and Daniel Goda. Michael was a member of the Holy Name Society of Holy Angels Church and a Navy veteran serving during World War II. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday at Holy Angels Church, Hays. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Church. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Graham, Jean M. 60

  • Bloomfield
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Mccabe, Bloomfield | Get Directions
  • Jean M. Graham, 60, of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was the beloved mother of Robert Slowikowski (Allison) and Mark Slowikowski (Angela); grandmother of Drew, Shane and Garret; sister of Richard (Claire), Scott (Patti), Ed (Darlene), Robert and the late Father James Graham; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday and from 6 p.m. until blessing service at 7:30 p.m. at McCABE BROS. INC. FUNERAL HOME, 5300 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. Interment will be private.
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Hinch, Harry H. 88

  • Whitehall
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Slater, Brentwood | Get Directions
  • Harry H. Hinch, 88, of Whitehall, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Emma Ruth (Eber); loving father of John H., Jeffrey L., Robert A. (Rachel) and the late Harry W. Hinch; father-in-law of Katherine A. Hinch; proud grandfather of Harry W. (Megan), Linda M. (John) Hensberger, Laura E., Alison N. and Emily R. Hinch; great-grandfather of Emma, Jack and Lillian; and brother of Lois (Louis) Backes. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the JOHN F. SLATER FUNERAL HOME INC., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com.
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Jackson, David F. 70

  • Monroeville
  • Born: 1944-09-10
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Corl, Monroeville | Get Directions
  • David F. Jackson, 70, of Monroeville, courageously joined his Father in Heaven Wednesday, April 22, 2015, after a series of battles with cancer and lung disease. He was the beloved husband of 38 years of Diane (Zugates) Jackson. Born Sept. 10, 1944, as the only child to the late Lloyd Earl Jackson and Lydia (Moucheron) Jackson, he was raised in Churchill and graduated from Wilkinsburg High School in 1962. He received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Youngstown State University and was a career employee of Mellon Bank, finishing his tenure with the company as vice president in Retail Cash Management. He raised his family in Washington Township, Westmoreland County. He will be deeply missed by his wife; his daughter, Jennifer Jackson Berry and son-in-law, Michael Berry; his son, Jeffrey David Jackson and daughter-in-law, Nicole (Watson) Jackson, and their children, Ella Ann, Trenton Foster and a third grandchild on the way; and his daughter, Julia Jackson. He pursued various hobbies over the years, including golf and other outdoor activities, and was a member of the Murrysville Bible Chapel, but the largest portion of his time was spent being a husband, a father and a "Pap-Pap" to his family. His generous heart, his sense of humor and his steadfast devotion to those he loved will be forever remembered. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the GENE H. CORL INC. FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATION SERVICES OF MONROEVILLE, 4335 Northern Pike (412-372-2100). Funeral service will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. with Pastor Thomas Lawrence officiating. Interment will be private. www.corlfuneralchapel.com.
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Jankovich, Milos 90

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Alfieri, Wilmerding | Get Directions
  • Milos "Mish" Jankovich, 90, of Monroeville, died Friday, April 24, 2015. A member of St. Nicholas Serbian Church, he served in the Army as a corporal during World War II in the European Theater for 23 months. He was a retired foreman in the weld shop for U.S. Steel Homestead Works, a 50-year member of the Plum Creek Monroeville Masonic Lodge, was an avid gardener with a large vegetable garden and he also raised rabbits for many years. He was a son of the late Nick and Anna (Blozowich) Jankovich; husband of the late Bryda (Painter) Jankovich; beloved father of JoAnne (Mike) Morris, of Monroeville, Lisa (Herb) Cohen, of North Huntingdon, and Nick Jankovich, of Pittsburgh; dear grandfather of Joseph (Alana) Morris, Andrew (Jennifer) Morris, Jennifer Morris, Joshua Cohen, Benjamin Cohen and Rachael Cohen; brother of Dinah (the late Tom) Parker, Anna (Al) Pieczynski, Yvonne Jankovich, Daniel (Anna Marie) Jankovich, the late Mildred (John) Tarbuck, Nick Jankovich, Violet (Milos) Padezan, George "Dill" Jankovich, Ralph "Bunny" Jankovich and Betty Jankovich; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the ALFIERI FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 Marguerite Ave., Wilmerding, PA 15148, 412-824-4332. Pomen at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Additional visitation from 9 a.m. until time of service at 10:15 a.m. Monday in the funeral home, followed by service in St. Nicholas Serbian Church at 10:30 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow in Grandview Cemetery.
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Kreiling, Elmer K. 63

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Lanigan, Turtle Creek | Get Directions
  • Elmer K. Kreiling, 63, of Penn Hills, died Friday, April 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Bernat) Kreiling for 40 years; loving father of Dr. Jennifer (Ken) Fierle, of Wexford; Kacy Kreiling, of Boston, Mass., and Rachel Kreiling, of San Francisco, Calif.; Pap Pap of Grace and Clare Fierle; and brother of Frances (the late Walt) Opiela, of West View, Dee Kreiling (Rege) Riley, of Forest Hills, and Kathleen (Richard) Plante, of Florida. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Margaret Fausto; and brother, Howard "Howie" Kreiling. He was a son of the late Margaret (McCaffrey) and the late Elmer K. Kreiling Sr. He was also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Elmer was a 1969 graduate of Churchill Area High School and a 1973 graduate of Clarion State College, where he served as the captain of both basketball teams. Elmer was an employee of the Donohue Railroad Equipment Co. A special thank you to all of the medical and hospice staff for their generous healing spirit. Friends will be welcome 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME, Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James St., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Maurice Church. Memorial contributions may be made to UPMC St. Margaret, 815 Freeport Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15215. www.laniganfuneralhome.com.
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Long Jr., William E. 93

  • North Versailles
  • Born: 1921-08-02
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Jaycox-Jaworski, McKeesport | Get Directions
  • William E. Long Jr., 93, of North Versailles, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at UPMC McKeesport. Born Aug. 2, 1921, in Bridgeville, he was a son of the late William E. Long Sr. and Elizabeth Taylor Long. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Rickard Long; grandsons, William E. Long IV and Thomas E. Burns; and brothers and sisters. A retired bricklayer from U.S. Steel Duquesne Works, he was an Army veteran of World War II and a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of Christy Park United Methodist Church and the GBU. Surviving are his son, William E. (Sandra) Long III, of Elizabeth Township; daughters, Carol J. Lees, of North Versailles, and Bonnie (Patrick) Burns, of White Oak; also surviving are nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the JAYCOX-JAWORSKI FUNERAL HOME INC., 2703 O'Neil Blvd., McKeesport, PA 15132, where a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com.
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Marsalek, Alice J. 85

  • Mt. Lebanon
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Laughlin, Mt Lebanon | Get Directions
  • Alice Jean (Brennan) Marsalek, 85, of Mt. Lebanon, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was the wife of the late Eugene J. for 55 years, who died eight years ago, and was the CEO of Century Underwriters. Together they enjoyed dancing, travel and gathering often with friends and family. She was the loving mother of Marianne (Jonas) Povilauskas and the late Alice Brown; cherished grandmother of Christine (James) Higgins, Elizabeth and Sarah Povilauskas; great-grandmother of Jamie Higgins; and another granddaughter yet to be born. Alice was born in Hazelwood, the oldest of the late Anne (Samolovitch) and Charles Brennan; sister of Joan (Leo) Gentile, of New York, and the late William (Josephine Guercio) Brennan and Robert (Agnes Rosepink) Brennan; stepsister of Grace and Charles McCoy, of Ohio. She was also survived by nieces and nephews. Alice had many life threatening illnesses throughout her life but quietly accepted God's will. A devout Catholic and daily churchgoer, Alice was a longtime volunteer and active member in both St. Winifred's Christian Mothers and choir. Her many friends and remaining family will miss her dearly. Friends will be welcomed from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon, where funeral prayer will be held at 9:15 a.m. Monday. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Winifred Church. Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. www.laughlinfuneralhome.com.
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Mason, Warren L. 86

  • Formerly of Natrona Heights
  • Born: 1928-10-10
  • Died: 2015-04-21
  • Funeral Home: Duster, Tarentum | Get Directions
  • Warren L. Mason, 86, formerly of Natrona Heights, passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Broward County Hospital, Pompano Beach, Fla. He was born Oct. 10, 1928, in Harrison Township, a son of the late Joseph and Elsie (Spicher) Mason Sr. He lived most of his life in Natrona Heights and Brackenridge and most recently Florida for two years. Warren was a maintenance supervisor for H.J. Heinz Co. for 20 years and PPG Industries, Creighton, for a number of years. He was a member of Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum, and was a former Brackenridge Councilman, volunteer at Pioneer Hose Company and he also enjoyed deep sea fishing. Survivors include his children, Elaine (Robert) Flick, of New Castle, Barbara (Richard Amy) Kowola, of Natrona Heights, and Judith (David) Mosse, of Buffalo Township; also surviving are his grandchildren, Robert Flick Jr., Michael and Jason Flick, Joshua, Andrew, Dustin and Ashley Mosse and Jenna (Franklin) Canterbury; great-grandson, Kalon Mosse; and his siblings, Joseph Mason, of Buffalo Township, Alva Mason, of Mercer County, Wilma Rice, of Florida, and Elsie O'Neill, of Frazer Township. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor E. (Martonik) Mason; two brothers, Marlin and Terrance Mason; and a granddaughter, Kimberly Flick. Visitation will be 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the DUSTER FUNERAL HOME INC., 347 E. 10th Ave., Tarentum, 724-224-1526, where a blessing service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, followed by a Christian funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Holy Martyrs Church, Tarentum. Entombment will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights. Visit www.dusterfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Meglio, Dorothy E. 91

  • West Mifflin
  • Born: 1924-03-01
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Maloy-Schleifer, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Dorothy E. Meglio, 91, of West Mifflin, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. She was born March 1, 1924, in Hubbard, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Markosky) Wargo. She was a member of Resurrection Church, West Mifflin, and enjoyed crocheting. She was the beloved wife of 65 years to Carmen Meglio; mother of Theresa Ann (Edward) Meyers, of Ross Township, and Anita Meglio, of Churchill; and grandmother of Jaime Meyers, Shannan Andolina and Brant Meyers. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME INC., 915 Kennedy Ave., Duquesne, 412-466-3300, William B. Schleifer, supervisor, William Brian Schleifer, funeral director. Blessing service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at MALOY-SCHLEIFER FUNERAL HOME with the Rev. Edward Czemerda, officiating. Entombment will be in Lebanon Chapel Mausoleum, West Mifflin. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Mongillo, Matthew J. 86

  • Mt. Washington
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Brusco-Falvo, Mt. Washington | Get Directions
  • Matthew J. Mongillo, 86, of Mt. Washington, died Friday, April 24, 2015. He was the beloved husband of the late Rose Marie Carelli and the late Marie Zachocski; loving father of MaryAnn (James A.) Ross; grandfather of Nathan A. and Benjamin J. Ross (Annie Davis); stepfather of Debbie Barrett, Donald and the late David Aguglia; also survived by loving family and friends. Matt loved to fish, hunt and support volunteer firefighters. Visitations from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BRUSCO - FALVO FUNERAL HOME INC., 214 Virginia Ave., Mt. Washington (412-381-2323). Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary of the Mount Church, immediately followed by military honors by VFW Post 5111. www.bruscofalvo.com.
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Ondick, Howard G. 93

  • West Mifflin
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Teichart-Gracan, Duquesne | Get Directions
  • Howard G. Ondick (Ondeck), 93, of West Mifflin, died Friday, April 24, 2015. He was the son of the late Michael and Anna (Goga) Ondick. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Conte) Ondick; son, Howard M. (Candace Erb) Ondeck, of West Mifflin; brother, Richard (Daryoal) Ondick, of Las Vegas; and numerous nieces and nephews. Howard is a retired electrical engineer for Westinghouse Electric; graduate of the University of Pittsburgh; licensed professional engineer; and a member of the Elks and Holy Trinity Church. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at TEICHART-GRACAN FUNERAL HOME, Duquesne. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Trinity Church with the Rev. Grosko. Entombment following in Lebanon Church Cemetery.
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Plesco, Frances 73

  • Glenshaw
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Bock, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Frances (Corbett) Plesco, 73, of Glenshaw, died Friday, April 24, 2015. She was the beloved wife of Ronald Plesco for 50 years; loving mother of Aimee (Dan) Pavlick, Ronald (Barbara) Plesco Jr., Daniel (Kerry) Plesco and Amanda (Douglas) Hall; and devoted grandmother of Aidan, Evan, Ryan, Matthew, Sydney, Callie, Colin, Georgia, Reagan, Paige and Benjamin. She is also survived by her brother, Tom (Susan) Corbett; niece, Kate (Shannon) Jordan; and nephew, Tommy Corbett. Frances was a lifelong member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. She was an amazing woman and touched all the lives she had met. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the BOCK FUNERAL HOME LTD., 1500 Mt. Royal Blvd., Glenshaw. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Glenshaw. Donations may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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Taylor, Wesley G. 66

  • Swissvale
  • Born: 1949-01-08
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Wesley G. "Wess" Taylor, 66, of Swissvale, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was born Jan. 8, 1949, in Baltimore, Md., son of the late Theodore and Irene (Stovar) Taylor. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Paula (Nespoli) Taylor, of Swissvale; daughter, Samantha Sacco (David), of North Huntingdon; grandsons, Anthony and Dylan; sister, Jeanne Zajac (Jim), of Wilkins Township, and the late Theodore Taylor. He was the brother-in-law of Denny Nespoli (Jane), Sandra Onder (Mark) and Samuel Nespoli (Karen); uncle of Erin Rose (BJ), Amanda Minardi (Louis), Allison Nespoli (fiance, Jay Bucklin), Lauren Floder (Brandon) and Zoe Mehalik; and great-uncle of Nico and Asher Rose, Mallory and Louie Minardi. Wess will also be missed by his "granddog" canine companion, Jessie; and also his beloved cat, Ashleigh. Wess loved his family, especially their Sunday family pasta get-togethers. He was an avid sports fan, particularly the Penguins and WWE. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington Ave., Swissvale, 412-271-0345., with a Parastas service at 3 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Michaels Greek Orthodox Church in Rankin. Memorial donations may be directed to the family. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Thompson, Richard W. 83

  • Ross Township
  • Born: 1931-12-16
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • Richard W. Thompson, 83, of Ross Township, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. He was born Dec. 16, 1931, in Avella, son of the late Frank and Gladys (Pierce) Thompson. He was the beloved husband for 60 years of Harriet (Kappas) Thompson; loving father of Gerald "Jerry" (Maureen) Thompson and the late Richard W. (surviving spouse, Sandra) Thompson Jr.; proud grandfather of Jason (Erica), Matthew (Renee), Taylor and Tammy Thompson; dear brother of Jean Sepdy, Ruth McGivern, Patty (Tom) Owczarzak, Franklin (Noreen) Thompson and the late Clinton "Shug" Thompson and Eleanor Chandler; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229, where services will be held following visitation at 1:30 p.m. Dick was an owner/operator and small business owner all of his life. In lieu of flowers, family suggests donations to the Thompson Family. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Ullrich Jr., Richard A. 31

  • Monroeville
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Nied, Swissvale | Get Directions
  • Richard A. Ullrich Jr., 31, of Monroeville, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was the beloved son of Richard Ullrich Sr. and his wife, Kathy, of Monroeville, and the late Jean Ullrich; loving grandson of Nancy Craig and the late Genevieve and Walter Ullrich; dear brother of Rebecca Ullrich; nephew of Barbara G. Ullrich, Walter W. Ullrich Jr. (Debbie), James V. Ullrich (Linda), Nora Bradley, Marvin Craig, Jim Craig (Diane) and Calvin Craig; also loving cousins. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sudnay at the THOMAS L. NIED FUNERAL HOME INC., 7441 Washington St., Swissvale. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Maurice Church. www.niedfuneralhome.com.
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Urbanic, Michael R. 78

  • Penn Hills
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe, Forest Hills | Get Directions
  • Michael R. "Bob" Urbanic, 78, of Penn Hills, died peacefully Thursday, April 23, 2015, at home. He was the loving companion of Jane Luczak; and brother of Patricia Turnbull. He was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters. He will also be missed by many nieces and nephews. Bob was a proud Korean War veteran, having served with the Air Force, a longtime teacher in the Penn Hills School District, and owner of Urbanic Collectibles and Penn Hills Sport and Hobby. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at WOLFE MEMORIAL INC., Forest Hills Chapel, 3604 Greensburg Pike, 412-731-5001. Service will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at Braddock Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite veteran charity.
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Vahosky, Ronald 43

  • Munhall
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Savolskis-Wasik-Glenn, Munhall | Get Directions
  • Ronald Vahosky, 46, of Munhall, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was a beloved son of Nancy (Mioski) Vahosky and the late Albert Vahosky; husband of Tina (Junstrom) Vahosky; loving father of Ronald David Vahosky; stepfather of Jack and Ray Labryer; brother of Larry Vahosky, Brian (Melissa) Vahosky, Marion (Russ) Orr and Albert Vahosky; uncle of Bria and Falyn Vahosky; nephew of Raymond (Janice) Vahosky and James (Janice) Chusko; also survived by several cousins. Friends will be received 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the SAVOLSKIS-WASIK-GLENN FUNERAL HOME INC., 3501 Main St., Munhall. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Therese of Lisieux Church, Munhall, followed by interment in St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery, Munhall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to the Ronald David Vahosky Education Fund, c/o 1st Commonwealth Bank, 4600 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120. www.swgfuneralhome.com.
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Wilhelm, Ronald O. 74

  • Elizabeth
  • Born: 1940-09-04
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Bekavac, Elizabeth | Get Directions
  • Ronald O. Wilhelm, 74, of Elizabeth, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born Sept. 4, 1940, in Uniontown, he was a son of the late Harold E. and Lavina (Hobaugh) Wilhelm. He was the retired owner of Wilhelm Concrete in Elizabeth and a Vietnam War veteran, having served with the Army. He was the former owner of Ronald O. Wilhelm Trucking, an honorary member of Blaine Hill Volunteer Fire Company and a member of the AARP. Ronald is survived by his wife of 44 years, Thelma J. (Ryan) Wilhelm; son, Scott O. (Nicole Durham) Wilhelm, of Elizabeth; grandson, Ryan Wilhelm; brother, Harold E. Wilhelm Jr., of Deltaville, Va.; and nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, in the PAUL E. BEKAVAC FUNERAL HOME, 221 North Second Ave., Elizabeth, PA 15037, 412-384-4344. A funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, April 25, 2015, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Township. Offer condolences at www.bekavacfuneralhome.com.
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Wolf Jr., Paul W. 87

  • Ross Township
  • Died: 2015-04-21
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Paul W. Wolf Jr., 87, of Ross Township, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015. He was the beloved husband of 57 years of the late Lois (Franz); loving father of Paul (Colleen), of Tega Cay, S.C., David (Jodi), of Ross, Michael, of North East, and Timothy, of Ross; proud grandfather of Benjamin, Sarah, Jamie and Aaron; and brother of Frances Russell and Regis (Jean) Wolf. Paul retired after 42 years with Miller Printing. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends at Silver Sneakers. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME INC., 806 Perry Highway, Ross Township. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Sebastian's Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
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Zarewicz, June J. 77

  • North Side
  • Born: 1937-06-01
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Schellhaas, West View | Get Directions
  • June J. (Messmer) Zarewicz, 77, of North Side, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was born June 1, 1937, in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late George and Alma (Megehan) Messmer. She was the beloved wife for 55 years of Stanley W. Zarewicz; loving mother of Thomas (Cheryl) Zarewicz, Dee Speer, William (Lynne) Zarewicz and Patricia (Ronald) Liston; grandmother of T.J., Taylor, Adam, Jillian, Emily, Madison and Megan; great-grandmother of Travis and Corey; and sister of Patricia (Charles) Cammarata and the late George, Robert and Donald Messmer. June was head of the Women's Auxiliary of Perry Athletic Association and enjoyed her poker club with her sister, Pat, and all the ladies. Family will welcome friends from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME INC., 388 Center Ave., West View, PA 15229, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment in Allegheny County Memorial Park. Please pay tribute at www.schellhaasfh.com.
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Zayicek, Sister Mary Christopher 85

  • McCandless
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Devlin, Ross Township | Get Directions
  • Sister Mary Christopher Zayicek, a Sister of Charity of Nazareth, was called to her heavenly home Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the age of 85, and in the 64th year of her religious life. Sister entered the Congregation of the Vincentian Sisters of Charity from St. Anthony Parish in Johnstown, N.Y., in 1951. She received her Bachelor's of Education from Duquesne University and her Master of Arts degree from St. Thomas College and served the Church as an elementary and high school teacher in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg, and Mobile, Ala. Sister Mary Christopher also ministered in the Health Care profession at Vincentian Home and Vincentian de Marillac. In 1984, she became a certified medical records coder and worked at the Falk Clinic and Presbyterian and Jefferson Hospitals. Because of health reasons she retired in 2006, but continued to serve the sisters as a community driver and sacristan aide. Often on holidays, Sister Mary Christopher would share her musical talent by enthusiastically accompanying the music and singing with her drumming skills. She had a rich, strong voice and was a regular lector at Mass. Sister Mary Christopher was preceded in death by her parents, Augustine and Theresa Zayicek; and her brothers, Frank, Rudolph, Augustine and Andrew; and her sisters, Helen, Margaret and Lucy. She is survived by her sisters, Patricia Vjelica and Agnes Sahut; nieces and nephews; and her Sisters in Community. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, in St. Louise Convent, 8200 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, in the convent chapel, followed by interment in the Sisters' cemetery on the convent grounds. Memorial donations may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Office of Congregational Advancement, PO Box 9, Nazareth, KY 40048-0009.
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Westmoreland County

Anderson, Carita 92

  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Carita Anderson, 92, long-time resident of Westmoreland County, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at her home. She was born in her grandparents' farmhouse in White Oak, N.C. to Carrie Pierce and Archie Lee Owen. An only child, she grew up in the small town of Roseboro, N.C., where her mother taught school for 50 years. She attended the Women's College of the University of North Carolina and then headed for the bright lights of Washington, D.C. to work with the FBI and then Eastern Airlines. While in D.C., she met a dashing Army Air Corps lieutenant at the corner of 10th Street and Constitution Avenue, the late John C. Anderson, who after a whirlwind courtship became her husband. Following the end of World War II, Carita and John raised four children in Donora, Penn Hills and Murrysville. They then moved to their own version of Green Acres and enjoyed 25 years of country living, where Carita happily indulged her green thumb and further refined her formidable culinary skills. Carita lived the last 17 years of her life at Brookside Condominium in Murrysville where she made many lasting friendships. She was a member of the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, the Murrysville Women's Club and the Murrysville Garden Club for more than 50 years. Easily recognized for her prodigious and always well-coiffed red hair, Carita was a woman of style and substance who embraced life. Her memory lives on in her four children and their spouses, John and Barb, Bill and Mark, Jim and Bev and Kathryn and Stan; as well as four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and many wonderful friends. Visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church. Entombment will be private in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. In lieu of flowers, it was Carita's request that donations be made to the Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church, 4600 Old Wm. Penn Highway, Murrysville, PA 15668. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Conrad, Monna L. 78

  • New Florence
  • Born: 1936-11-25
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Stuart, New Florence | Get Directions
  • Monna L. Conrad, 78, of New Florence, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at home. It is with profound sadness that the family of Monna L. Conrad announces her passing with gladness her ascension to glory. Born Nov. 25, 1936, in Johnstown, Monna was a longtime member of Seward United Methodist Church, the church she was married in and joyfully served in many capacities. Monna also enjoyed spending time with her girlfriends of GJHS class of 1955. She was also an active member of the New Florence Women's Club and the Red Hat Society. Monna loved fishing with her husband and boys, including all the friends that learned to love the Canada trip. Monna also loved gardening and working in her yard and in her home, making sure all were well-groomed. She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy Malloy; husband, Ronald E.Conrad; and daughter-in-law, Paula (Hedges) Conrad. She is survived by children, Ronald L. Conrad and wife, Jill (Walker) Elderton, Carol L. Solich and husband, Allen, of New Florence, Thomas W. Conrad and wife, Suzanne (Fox), of New Florence, and William R. Conrad, of Ocean City, Md.; grandchildren, Brook Zapf and husband, Nick, of Pittsburgh, Tyler Walker and fiancee, Megan Johnson, of Pittsburgh, Bailey Conrad, of Elderton, Brandon Rensko and wife, Lindsey, of Ligonier, Alisha Plowman and husband, Brian, of New Florence, Lucas Rensko and wife, Mary Catherine, of Honolulu, Hawaii, Taylor Solich and Tanner Solich, both New Florence, Hannah Conrad, of Greensburg, Olivia Conrad, of Bismarck, N.D., and Catherine Conrad, of New Florence, Brittany Conrad and Ryan Conrad, both of Blairsville; and great-grandchildren, Harper and Bexley Zapf, Blake and Scarlet Rensko, Scout Hinton and Ben Plowman. Monna is also survived by a brother, William Snyder; sisters, Marion Pierce and Rexann Malloy; along with numerous nieces and nephews, that she loved very much. Friends will be received 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at KENNETH A. STUART FUNERAL HOME, 139 Ligonier St., New Florence. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Seward United Methodist Church, 213 Indiana St., Seward, with the Rev. Scott Hamley officiating. Interment will be in Armagh Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.thestuartfuneralhomes.com.
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Ferri, Angela G. 81

  • Murrysville
  • Born: 1933-07-14
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Hart, Murrysville | Get Directions
  • Angela "Angel" G. Ferri, 81, of Murrysville, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015. She was born July 14, 1933, in Turtle Creek, daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine Hachtel Powers. Angel was the owner along with her husband of The Lamplighter Restaurant in Delmont since 1967. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene P. Ferri, in 2002; and five brothers and sisters, Thomas Powers, Catherine Hutchinson, Eleanor Treewasser, Edward Powers and Mary Claire Mosho. Angel is survived by four children, Tom (Laura) Ferri, of Export, Jill Laquindanum, of Slickville, Jennifer (Tom) Lahmers, of Delmont, and Audrey Maynard, of Morgantown, W.Va.; four grandchildren, Eugene D. Ferri, Kate Neidigh, Tim Lahmers and Abbie Lahmers; one great-grandson, John Thomas Neidigh; great-granddaughter, Olivia Neidigh; and many nieces and nephews. She enjoyed spending time with her family and her friends at Redstone. Visitation from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the HART FUNERAL HOME INC., Murrysville. Additional visitation from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday at the Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in the Murrysville Cemetery. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to the Carnegie Library for recorded books for the blind and visually handicapped or Operation Santa Claus, c/o Trib Total Media. www.hartfuneralhomeinc.com.
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Foster Jr., Perry A. 89

  • Formerly of New Kensington
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Rusiewicz, Lower Burrell | Get Directions
  • Perry A. Foster Jr., 89, formerly of New Kensington, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Willows in Oakmont. Perry was the oldest child of the late Perry and Josephine (Montplaisir) Foster and was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Margaret Mary; and a younger brother, Harry F. Foster. He lived in the local area since 1955. Mr. Foster was a member of Mt. Saint Peter Church, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society. He served in the 17th Airborne Division during World War II. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire and a Master of Science from Georgia Tech. He worked at ALCOA Laboratories in New Kensington his whole career, receiving credits for 11 US patents. He enjoyed traveling, the seashore, bird hunting and trap shooting. He was an avid fan of all local sports teams, and for 17 years he was very active in New Kensington Little League. Survivors include his children, Perry A. "Bud" Foster III (Judy), Brick, N.J., Kenneth M. (Patty) Foster, Lower Burrell, Susan E. (Paul) Salvucci, Columbia, Md., Carol B. (Christopher) Golembiewski, Arnold, and Janet M. (William) Simmons, Allegheny Township; grandchildren, Michael, Marcus, Brianna, Kate and Darcy Foster, Kevin (Lori) Martin, Kristen (Neil) Coffee, Greg Salvucci, Shannon (Zach) Rupert, Ryan and Dana Golembiewski, Zach, Rachel and Michael Simmons; and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road at Alder Street, Lower Burrell, where prayers of transfer will be said at 9:30 a.m. Monday followed by Christian funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Mt. St. Peter Church. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, Arnold. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Mt. St. Peter Food Bank, 100 Freeport Road, New Kensington, PA 15068.
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Himler IV, Robert E. 24

  • Greensburg
  • Born: 1991-02-17
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: McCracken, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Robert E. Himler IV, 24, of Greensburg, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, after a courageous and valiant fight with cancer. With profound sorrow we announce the passing of Robert E. Himler IV, beloved and precious son of Robert and Betsy Johnston Himler. He was born Feb. 17, 1991, in Greensburg. Robert was a very respectful and talented web designer, as well as a very successful internet entrepreneur. He was an inspiration to countless people around the world. He graduated from Latrobe High School in 2009, where he was a member of the two-time state high school championship hockey team. Robert's proudest moment was graduating and receiving his Bachelor of Science from Full Sail University, Orlando, Fla., as the class valedictorian, along with receiving the prestigious Advanced Achievement Award. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Greensburg. Robert dearly loved his life, his family, friends and animals. He was a gifted photographer and enjoyed world travel and exotic cars. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Lloyd Johnston; and an uncle, Robert Johnston. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, Jane Johnston, of West Mifflin; paternal grandparents, Robert and Margaret Himler, of Latrobe; many loving aunts, uncles and cousins; his beloved pets, Crosby and Colby; and his panthers, Razzi and Tessa. His faith in Jesus Christ was an inspiration to all. Robert's parents are forever blessed and forever proud to have Robert as their son. Robert's friends and family will gather together from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the J. PAUL McCRACKEN FUNERAL CHAPEL INC., 144 East Main St., Ligonier. His life will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Fort Palmer Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Route 711 North, Ligonier, with the Rev. Dr. J. Paul McCracken officiating. Private entombment will follow in the St. Clair Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Robert's family suggests contributions in his memory to your local Humane Society. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5. To sign the online register book or to send a condolence to the family, please visit: www.jpaulmccrackenfuneralchapel.com.
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Josselyn, Shirley J. 80

  • Irwin
  • Born: 1935-04-02
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Shirley, North Huntingdon | Get Directions
  • Shirley J. (Welsh) Josselyn, 80, of Irwin, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Life Care Monroeville. She was born April 2, 1935, in Jeannette, a daughter of the late Robert and Charlotte Buterbaugh Welsh. At age 19, Shirley moved to Arlington, Va. where she worked for the United States Government as a secretary for John Eisenhower. Prior to her retirement, she was a bakery clerk for Giant Eagle in Irwin. She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and watching her favorite television game show, Jeopardy. She is survived by her four sons, Charles, Robert and his wife, Donna, Andrew and his wife, Tamara, and Steven and his wife, Tina; brother, Richard Welsh and his wife, Lynn; two sisters, Evelyn Arlia and her husband, Phillip, and Kathleen Ponzetti; and five grandchildren, Courtney, Andrew, Nicholas, Maria and Jenna. Shirley was a grandmother to the late Ava Rose. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the JAMES W. SHIRLEY FUNERAL HOME, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Josselyn family. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com.
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Keslar, E. Agnes 96

  • Donegal
  • Born: 1918-12-05
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Melcroft | Get Directions
  • E. Agnes Keslar, 96, a longtime resident of Donegal, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in the Nedrow Personal Care Home, Stahlstown, while surrounded by her loving family. She was born Dec. 5, 1918, in Marion Center, Indiana County, a daughter of the late Ord and Bessie Steele Lowman. Agnes was a graduate of Derry High School and had formerly worked at Harkcom's Dairy Mart in Donegal. She was a very active and loyal member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Donegal. Agnes served in many capacities at the church including being a Sunday school teacher, superintendent of the Sunday school program, secretary of the church, the Ladies Prayer Band and several other offices of the church. Agnes was also a member of the Acme Senior Citizens. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister to her family and will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her loving daughters, Peggy Barnes and husband, Arnold, of Latrobe, and Jean Eutsey, of Jones Mills; her grandchildren, Lori Krapf and husband, Gary, Linda Barnes, Sherry Hajas and husband, Mark, Sandy Sarver and husband, David, Scott Eutsey and wife, Sue, and Shaun Eutsey; eight great-grandchildren; her brother, Kenneth Lowman, of San Francisco, Calif.; and her sister-in-law, Doris Lowman, of Latrobe. In addition to her parents, Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Clyde B. Keslar, in 2005; son-in-law, Glenn Eutsey; and her brothers, Robert, Lyle and Leonard Lowman. Family and friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and form 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, the hour of a funeral service in the CLYDE BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., at the corner of Route 711 and 146, Municipal Building Road, Melcroft, 724-455-2310, with the Rev. Bruce Crossley, officiating. A committal service and interment will follow in the Donegal Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the CMA Church, 210 Loyalhanna St., Donegal, PA 15268, in memory of E. Agnes Keslar. To leave a message or send condolences, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Kozusko, Elizabeth C. 86

  • Southwest Greensburg , Formerly of Ligonier
  • Born: 1928-12-13
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Bacha, Greensburg | Get Directions
  • Elizabeth C. Kozusko, 86, of Southwest Greensburg, formerly of Ligonier, died Sunday, April 19, 2015, at her home. She was born Dec. 13, 1928, in Wilpen, a daughter of the late Paul S. and Margaret (Kandra) Permuka. She was a member of the Jednota Lodge, St. Paul Parish, Greensbug, and a former member of St. Anne Church, and Holy Trinity Church, Ligonier. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Stephen P. Kozusko Sr., who died in 1977; and a sister, Rosella A. Sweeney, on July 23, 2014. She is survived by a daughter, Eileen (Kozusko) Critchfield and her husband, Scott L., of Southwest Greensburg; two sons, Stephen P. Kozusko Jr. and his wife, Cynthia, of Grove City, Ohio, and Gregory J. Kozusko, of Southwest Greensburg; six grandchildren, Wendy Sue (Craig), Stephen Christopher, Kara Ann (Steven), Jennifer Alis, Scott Geoffrey (Tracy) and Joel Patrick (Kim); 11 great-grandchildren, Shayni, Austin, Connor, Courtney, Emma Elizabeth, Katherine Ann, Tylan, Katherine Elizabeth, Scott, Geoffrey Jr., Colin Patrick and Kyle Joseph; a sister, Cecelia E. Blaszkowski and her husband, Edward J., of Wilpen; her brother-in-law, Thomas E. Sweeney; and nieces and nephews, Thomas, Cheryl, Dennis and Mark. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME INC., 516 Stanton St., Greensburg. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ligonier. (Everyone please go directly to the church Friday.) Interment will follow in St. Anne Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Ave., Suite E-201, Pittsburgh PA, 15222. www.bachafuneralhomeinc.com.
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Levinson, Arlene S. 89

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1926-03-02
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Arlene S. Finesman Levinson, born March 2, 1926, in Toronto, Ohio, the daughter of Morris and Bess Pearlman Finesman, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. At the age of 19, she left behind the icy winters of Ohio, boarding a train for the University of Miami. There, in 1948, she received her BA in English literature with a minor in drama. Although she had considered remaining in the Sunshine State, a blind date introduced her to her future husband; they were married six weeks later and she moved to Mt. Pleasant to be with him. He was building his practice as a general practitioner and she accompanied him on his house calls. Many times these bills were paid with fresh vegetables or eggs. They were married for 65 years until his death in 2013, and together they raised three children. She loved to entertain and could host anything from a small barbeque to a dinner for the entire staff of Mt. Pleasant's Frick Hospital, all of which she would do with beauty, grace and matching dinnerware. She applied her minor in drama to costume-making for her children and grandchildren, so that on opening a certain trunk stored in her basement, one could find all the makings of Betsy Ross, Raggedy Ann, an angel and countless more characters. She always ensured a "sweet New Year" for her friends and family by sending out honey cakes and streudel. Arlene was active in her community, working to raise the funds to renovate the Tree of Life Synagoue in Mt. Pleasant. She had an uncanny ability to know exactly what you needed before you did, and she brought a sense of magic to the world. Throughout her life, she came to be called by many names including "Sissy" by her husband, "Mom" by her children and "Gammy" or "Grandma" by her grandchildren. Arlene is survived by her loving family: her children, Linda E. Levinson McNally and her husband, James, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Diane S. Levinson McLane, of Tucson, Ariz., and Mark E. Levinson, M.D., and his wife, Lisa, of Winchester, Va.; and by her adoring grandchildren, Leah McNally, M.D., and her husband, Philip Hall, M.D., Brittany McLane, Carter Levinson and Rachel Levinson. In addition to her parents, Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, William D. Levinson, M.D.; and by her brother, Alvin Bert Finesman. A private graveside service and interment will be held Sunday in the New Light Cemetery, Shaler Township, with Rabbi Alvin Berkun officiating. The family suggests memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice in memory of Arlene Finesman Levinson. Arrangements have been entrusted to the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Lukaesko, Mary 93

  • Mt. Pleasant , Formerly of Vanderbilt
  • Born: 1921-08-01
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Martucci, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Mary Lukaesko, 93, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Vanderbilt, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the home of her daughter, surrounded by her loving family, as she went into the loving arms of Jesus. Mary was born Aug. 1, 1921, in Vanderbilt, a daughter of the late Stephen and Mary (Curry) Marusek. Mary was a member of St. Stephen Greek Catholic Church, Leisenring. Mary was a homemaker and caring daughter to her parents. Mary had an easygoing personality and good sense of humor. She enjoyed viewing Christian TV programs, listening to Polkas, preparing Slavic foods and especially enjoyed reading the Daily Courier. Mary reared and is survived by four children, Rose Bievenue, of Youngwood, Joseph Lukaesko, of Uniontown, Patricia Martin, of Idaho, and Theresa Lukaesko, of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Mike Marusek, of Ohio; and a sister, Anna Lucas, of Vanderbilt. Mary will also be missed by her loving grandchildren, Mark and wife, Carrie, Joseph and wife, Laura, Richard and wife, Kristen, and Andrew and wife, Amanda; great-grandchildren, Emily and fiance, Tyson, Hope, Jacob and Samuel Martin, Kyle and Morgan Lukaesko, Richelle and Kayla Lukaesko, Tristan and Kane Bievenue; a special nephew, Joseph M. Lukaesko; numerous other nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Shirley Marusek. In addition to her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Lukaesko; brothers, John and wife, Barbara, and George Marusek; a sister, Ann Tishman and husband, Fred; and a daughter-in-law, Norma Lukaesko. Private services will be at Mt. St. Macrina Cemetery Chapel, for Mary's immediate family. Private arrangements are being held under the direction of the VITO C. MARTUCCI FUNERAL HOME, 123 S. 1st St., West Side, Connellsville, 724-628-9033. Mary's family wishes to thank Excela Frick Hospital, Drs. Leonida and Excela Hospice for the excellent care and compassion shown to her. To sign the online guest registry, visit our website at www.martuccifuneralhome.com.
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McCarty Jr., Anthony J. 95

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1920-01-22
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Anthony James "Mac" McCarty Jr., well-known local violinist and violin teacher, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 23, 2015, in The Ligonier Gardens, Ligonier. He was the blessed age of 95 years. Mac was born Jan. 22, 1920, in Proctor, W.Va., to the late Arta Jane and Anthony James McCarty Sr. Mac graduated from Sistersville High School (Sistersville, W.Va.), Elliott's School of Business (Wheeling, W.Va.) and received an associate's degree from West Liberty College (West Liberty, W.Va.). Mac enlisted in the Army in April 1942. He served as a finance officer with the Army Air Corps 24th Air Depot Office on Guam. After World War II, Mac went home to Wheeling, W.Va. Shortly after his return, he met his beloved wife, Marjorie "Marj" Eileen Teater, in the Wheeling, W.Va., Symphony Orchestra, where they both were violinists. They have literally made beautiful music together for the last 67 and a half years, marrying on Oct. 11, 1947. Mac was recalled into the Air Force with the 375th in the Korean War, serving as a finance officer at Ramstein Air Base (Munich, Germany). After 20 years, Mac retired from the Air Force Reserves, having earned the rank of major. Mac was employed by the Sun Oil Company in both Wheeling, W.Va., and Blawnox. Mac was active in the Oakmont United Methodist Church, creating a Sunday school orchestra. He and Marj played their violins for Lion's Club productions, weddings and receptions. Mac also taught violin lessons out of their home. After he retired from Sun Oil in 1975, Mac and Marj moved to Ligonier. He continued to teach violin lessons and with Marjorie played violin for area churches and organizations. Mac organized and led The Village Players for many years. The group performed annual holiday concerts featuring local and visiting musicians. Mac was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ligonier. Mac was also an avid flower and vegetable gardener. He was selfless when it came to his family and friends. Mac was a man of humility, integrity, character and hard work. Mac is survived by his beloved wife, Marjorie, and their children: daughter, Susan Cogley (Dr. Richard), of Erie, and sons, Alan (Heather), of Monrovia, Md., and Brian (Melissa), of Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren, Justin Cogley (Laura), of Carmel by the Sea, Calif., Dr. Jonathan Cogley, of Buffalo, N.Y., Janelle Lajtar (Michal), of Sewickley, Jenna Cogley, RN, of Erie, Dr. Andrew McCarty (Ella), of Hyattsville, Md., Matthew McCarty, PE, of Monrovia, Md., Megan Vicente (Yamil), of Virginia Beach, Va., and Briana McCarty, of Virginia Beach, Va.; and three great-grandchildren, Oliver and Atticus Cogley and Kiera Vicente. A memorial service celebrating Mac's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at Heritage United Methodist Church, Ligonier. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mac's memory to Heritage United Methodist Church, 107 S. Market St., Ligonier, PA 15658; or Westmoreland County Food Bank, County Government Office, 100 Devonshire Drive, Delmont, PA 15626. Arrangements are by SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., Ligonier.
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Michaels, Eleanor 78

  • Ligonier
  • Born: 1936-05-09
  • Died: 2015-04-24
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Ligonier | Get Directions
  • Eleanor McMullen Michaels, 78, of Ligonier, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 9, 1936, in Ligonier, a daughter of the late Leo G. and Annie C. (Grimes) McMullen. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She attended Holy Trinity School and graduated from Ligonier Valley High School in 1954. Prior to retirement, she was employed with the Ligonier Valley School District in the Middle School cafeteria, worked at the former Meadows Restaurant, volunteered at the Holy Trinity Cafeteria and loved her grandchildren and her dogs. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husband, Jack E. Michaels. She is survived by her loving children, Mark Michaels and his wife, Renee, of Ligonier, Jennifer Smetak and her husband, Paul, of Latrobe, and Patrick Michaels and his wife, Jodi, of Ligonier; five grandchildren, Emily, Caitlin, Sarah, Anne and Colin; and a sister, Dorothy Burns, of Latrobe. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the SNYDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 402 E. Church St., Ligonier. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church with the Father John Fiorska as celebrant. Interment will follow in the Ligonier Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity School Scholarship Fund, 327 W. Vincent St., Ligonier PA 15658; or Animal Friends of Westmoreland County, 216 Depot St., Youngwood, PA 15697.
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Null, Dixie L. 77

  • Mt. Pleasant
  • Born: 1938-02-28
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Galone-Caruso, Mt. Pleasant | Get Directions
  • Dixie Lee Aller Null, 77, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Ruffs Dale, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, in the Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Mrs. Null was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Edgar and Ruth Overly Aller. She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God. Dixie was the owner of the Dixie Lee Shoppe in Ruffs Dale. She was a member of the United Mine Workers COMPAC, District 2, Local 9873, and the Silver Leaders of Veteran Commanders Club. Dixie's greatest passion was flea marketing. She also enjoyed making jewelry and crafts. Dixie is survived by her loving family: her daughters, Judith Schomer and her husband, Thomas, of Scottdale, Sandra Niezgoda and her husband, George, of Mt. Pleasant, and Brenda Alt and her husband, David, of Greensburg. She will also be sadly missed by her beloved grandchildren, Thomas (Michele) Schomer, Donald (Jamie) Schomer, Dana Schomer, Stacey (Ryan) Naggy, George Niezgoda and Tyler Alt; by her great-grandchildren, Marisa, Cameron, Tyler, Mason and Skyler; and by her great-great-grandchild, Sienna. Dixie is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Rita, Jean, Leola and Joann; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Dixie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Marion Null; and by her brothers, Edgar, Harry, Arthur and Berle Aller. Family and friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the GALONE-CARUSO FUNERAL HOME, 204 Eagle St., Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services for Dixie will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Robert Allison officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at: www.galone-carusofuneralhome.com.
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Patton, Shirley Mae 87

  • Formerly of Jeannette
  • Born: 1927-07-07
  • Died: 2015-04-19
  • Funeral Home: Jenkins, Morgantown | Get Directions
  • Shirley Mae Bullock Patton, 87, of Morgantown, W.Va., formerly of Jeannette, passed away Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. Born July 7, 1927, in Jeannette, she was the daughter of the late William and Viola Mae Ryan Bullock. She was president of the JNT Football Mothers for many years, a Girl Scout Leader and was very active in the Midget Football Mothers. She enjoyed making flower arrangements and was very artistic and creative. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Jesse Patton; a son, Jon Patton and his wife, Carol; two daughters, Nancy Drazdik and her husband, Andy, and Janis Yeager and her husband, Bob; four grandchildren; a brother; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Jesse Roy Patton; and a grandson, Jesse Taylor Patton; and two brothers, Dale and Glen Bullock. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the FRED L. JENKINS FUNERAL HOME, with the Rev. Tim Halloran officiating. Cremation services have been provided by Fred L. Jenkins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jeannette Public Library, 500 Magee Ave., Jeannette, PA 15644, or to an animal shelter of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.fredjenkinsfuneralhome.com.
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Powers, Helen M. 83

  • Westmoreland City
  • Born: 1932-01-01
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Ott, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Helen Marie (Vento) Powers, 83, of Westmoreland City, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at her home. She was born Jan. 1, 1932, in Pittsburgh, a daughter of the late Gaetano and Philameno (Sgambati) Vento. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Irwin. Helen was a volunteer at the Immaculate Conception School cafeteria for more than 25 years. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John Powers; and a son-in-law, James Morgan; brothers, Anthony and John Vento; and sisters, Anita Costa and Catherine Nardozzi. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Albert V. Powers; seven children, James Powers and wife, Mary Katherine, of Jeannette, Michael Powers and wife, Janet, of New Stanton, William Powers, of Westmoreland City, Timothy Powers and wife, Denise, of Manor, Diane Morgan, of North Huntingdon, Joanne Smith, of Penn Township, and her dear friend, Denny Cowan, and Deborah Robson and husband, Steve, of Blacklick; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Nancy Powers and Peggy Hamilton; a brother, Angelo Vento and wife, Sally, of Murrysville; a sister, Louise Costa, of Squirrel Hill; and several nieces and nephews. Heaven gained an angel. Helen was an inspiration, a strong role model and a little bit of heaven to all who met her. Helen had the patience of Job. She was the matriarch of a very "large" family. She set an example of how to make the world a better place. Everyone tried to claim that they were her favorite, but she held no favorites. She just loved and treated everyone as if they were her favorite. Helen's heart was larger than life and her legacy will live on in the hearts of all who had the pleasure to know her. May she rest in peace. Friends will be received 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the (new location) OTT FUNERAL HOME INC., 805 Pennsylvania Ave., Irwin. Parting prayers will be held at 9 a.m. Monday in the funeral home followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial celebrated in the Immaculate Conception Church. Interment will follow in the Twin Valley Memorial Park, Delmont. The family suggest in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Senior Independence, 6 Garden Center Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601. To send online condolences, please visit www.ottfuneralhome.com.
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Revolt, Monica 74

  • Greensburg
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Wolfe-Von Geis, Export | Get Directions
  • Monica "Monnie" (Webster) Revolt, 74, of Greensburg, passed away Thursday morning, April 23, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was born to Blane and Gen Webster on the great plains of Nebraska, growing up on the family farm. She attended the same country school where she later became a teacher. After meeting and marrying Tom Revolt, her husband of 55 years, she moved to western Pennsylvania. Together, they raised their children and ran the family businesses. Over the years she made many trips to her two favorite places, often returning home to the Nebraska prairie and hiking to Phantom Ranch at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Monnie embraced every moment and her presence brought joy. She had an easy laugh, loving spirit and a warmth that cannot be explained, only felt. She lived her life with a quiet grace and a loving, generous heart. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three daughters, Julie (Kerry) Bradley, Jill (Kevin) Morris and Laura (Liam) Minnock; five grandchildren, Jesse, Kaitie, Meghan and Abigail Bradley, and Keelin Morris. Also survived by sister, Patti (Mike) Gulley; brother, Jim (Jan) Webster; sister-in-law, Marlene Costello; brother-in-law, Denny Revolt; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the WOLFE-VON GEIS FUNERAL HOME, 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export. Prayers of transfer will begin at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville, in the church narthex, followed by a celebratory mass at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Export. Donations may be made in Monnie's name to an organization dear to her: The St. Joseph's Indian School in Chamberlain, S.D., www.stjo.org.
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Rose, Daniel T. 94

  • Irwin
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Snyder, Irwin | Get Directions
  • Mayor Daniel T. Rose, 94, suddenly and unexpectedly died Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Mercy Hospital. Dan's legacy was rooted in his love of his children, Suzanna and Dan, their life accomplishments and proud service to country and the community of Irwin. His pride and success in life could be measured in many ways. Dan treasured his children's accomplishments, supporting their life goals while continuing a vibrant and active life of community service. Dan often would reflect on Suzanna's ultimate academic career achievement as well as his instrumental contribution to his son, Dan's, development and successful swimming pool companies in Westmoreland County. A lifelong resident of Irwin, his only time away was during his proud and challenging service in the Army Air Corps during World War II. Serving as a bomber pilot and a lieutenant, he was shot down over Budapest, Hungary and held as a POW at Stalagluft 3 for 11 months. Returning home to Irwin, Dan completed a bachelor's degree at the University of Pittsburgh on the GI Bill and entered the highly competitive life insurance business. He had a long and successful career at Prudential Insurance and upon his retirement continued to sell insurance. Dan became mayor of Irwin in 1986 and served 29 years in that role. Prior to that, he served on the Irwin Council for 10 years. Dan loved and treasured every aspect of Irwin. He was especially proud of the advances in the professionalism of his police department. He was committed to sustaining the vibrant merchant district of Irwin and the numerous activities that made Irwin a small town with a future. The 150th anniversary of Irwin was so treasured and memorable. He loved the concerts, the parades and the activities that drew families near and far to the best little town in Westmoreland County. Dan was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Hahntown, a son of the late Daniel Charles and Mary (Lorence) Rose, and was also preceded in death by a sister, Betty Reiter. He is survived by his children, Suzanna Rose (Jackie Gopie), of Miami, Fla., and Daniel C. Rose (Karen), of North Huntingdon; and nephews, Jim, Rick and Mike Reiter. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Shidle Lodge, No. 601, F and A.M, VFW Post 781, American Legion Post 359, LOOM Lodge 236, FOE Aerie 1671, Norwin Elks and the Jacktown Ride and Hunt Club, all of Irwin. Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin, 724-863-1200. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in First United Methodist Church, 310 Oak St., Irwin, with the Rev. David S. Lake officiating. Those attending the service, please go directly to the church. Interment with military honors will follow in Union Cemetery. Shidle Lodge will hold a Masonic funeral service at 1 p.m. Sunday and the VFW will hold services at 7 p.m. Sunday, both in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a contribution can be made to VFW Post 781, 100 Billot Ave., North Huntington, PA 15642. For online condolences, please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
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Armstrong County

Kirkwood, Mark P. 55

  • Dayton
  • Born: 1960-02-15
  • Died: 2015-04-21
  • Funeral Home: Snyder-Crissman, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Mark Paul Kirkwood, 55, of Dayton, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Hope Creek, N.J. He was born Feb. 15, 1960, in Kittanning, a son of the late Edward A. Kirkwood and Lois M. (Thompson) Kirkwood. He was a field tech for Master Lee for seven years and served in the Army. He was a member of the Moose Lodge of New Bethlehem, the Ford City Eagles and was a life member of the NRA. Survivors include his daughter, April Kirkwood, of Mayport; two granddaughters, Abigail Snyder and Marissa Snyder; daughter, Kari Kirkwood, of Dayton; sisters, Sheila Slater, of Ford City, Susan Spero (Ralph), of Shippensburg, and Lisa Gamble (Joe), of Estill Springs, Tenn.; brothers, Scott Kirkwood (Karen), of Manorville, and Todd Kirkwood, of Ford City; mother of his daughters, Melody Kirkwood, of Ford City; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Jeff Kirkwood. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL HOME in Kittanning. Funeral service will be private. Interment in Ford City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Butler County

Duffy, Charles E. 93

  • Sarver
  • Born: 1922-03-08
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Fox, Saxonburg | Get Directions
  • Charles E. Duffy, 93, of Sarver, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 23, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 8, 1922, in Saxonburg, on the Duffy homestead, which would later be known as Saxony Farms. He was the son of the late John R. Duffy Sr. and Seldena "Jean" Langham. Before he enlisted in the Navy in 1943, he was a welder for J and L Steel. Charles was a Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific during World War II. When the family homestead was sold to Dr. Heilman, he continued to farm and later managed the same property for Saxony Farms for many years. He was a welder for Zedmark Incorporated. Charlie also was a steel fabricator and owner and operator of Duffy Construction Company. He was a charter member of the Saxonburg VFW 7376 and professor emeritus of the Kelley's Restaurant Coffee Club. While on vacation in New Jersey, he often gave fishing lessons to those with special needs. Charlie loved to travel and he traveled to all 50 states and internationally. He had an insatiable curiosity for God's creations. He was known for his engineering and problem solving. Charlie was known in the community as one who was always willing to help a friend. He was defined by all who knew him by his love and devotion to his family and friends. Surviving are his loving children, Charles "Gary" Duffy, of Pray, Mont., Michael J. Duffy, of Hillsdale, N.Y., Linda E. Rukavina, of Tarentum, Cathy E. Haller, of Zephyrhills, Fla., Connie J. Neubert, of Sarver, and Patricia A. Steigerwald, of Wilmington, N.C.; 24 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 72 years, Laura E. Duffy, who passed away April 1, 2014; son, James R. Duffy; grandson, Bradley S. Duffy; granddaughter, Lisa Arnold; and brother, John R. Duffy Jr. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at the FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg. Additional visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Jeffrey Neubert officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery.
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Riley, Richard 87

  • Zelienople
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Boylan, Zelienople | Get Directions
  • Richard "Dick" Riley, entrepreneur and philanthropist, 87, died Thursday, April 23, 2015. He was a self-described "kid off the streets" from North Side exemplified the Horatio Alger story. "I'll make things happen." He said it and did it, in every facet of his life. Husband, father, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, Cub Scout leader, mentor - to these and many other roles Dick brought intensity, laser-like focus and an energy-level that exhausted others. An iconic son of Pittsburgh passed Thursday and a legion of admirers including family, partners, friends and employees lost a legendary teacher who typified the notion of leading by example. The fifth of six children born to Gwynn and Ruth Riley, Dick was raised on the North Side during the Great Depression. Working with his father from an early age formulated his work ethic and led him to lifelong achievement, including the founding of companies in the mill erection, equipment rental, commercial insurance, steel fabrication and property development sectors. His childhood memories of the Depression had a dramatic influence on both his ventures and his lessons to others about the merits of self-reliance, industry and the avoidance of debt. "Dick had a dream, and I held onto his coattails," said longtime business partner, Jim Bonzo. Sacrifice, relentless effort and force of will made that dream real. As a youngster, Dick found the traditional classroom learning environment to be challenging due to his energy level and recreational pursuits. He learned that descending the downspout of Latimer Junior School provided the fastest path to his own education on Pittsburgh streets. Street-fighting, he would later share, gave him his best life lessons in self-reliance and leadership development. Knowing Dick's penchant for physical exchange, his paternal grandmother gave the boy a billy club to assist him in the street-version of conflict-management training. 1940s era Pittsburgh was a fascinating place for adventure-seeking young men, with its nightclubs, gambling haunts and late-night entertainment options - and Dick embraced them all. He would later entertain friends and family of all ages with tales of early morning craps and barbooth games with milkmen and policemen, driving a beer truck for Duquesne Brewery at 13 and owning a North Side pool hall as a teenager. His youthful travels also took him to New York City with two amateur boxing friends where he unloaded railroad cars to pay his bills. Unfortunately, a landlord tossed Dick and his friends from their lodging after the three young men stopped a street gang from mugging an old man. The landlord told Dick and friends that the "gang will be back to kill you tonight and it won't happen in my building." Shortly thereafter he returned to the Steel City. Dick's neighborhood travels introduced him to a beautiful North Side girl, Carolyn "Mickey" Giesy, who would become the love of his life and the inspiration for all of his future success. Smitten, Dick proposed to Mickey shortly thereafter and the two eloped in 1954. The doubts of those family members who opposed the wedding and questioned Dick's commitment to Mickey provided a source of amusement during the couple's 60th wedding anniversary last year. Mickey and Dick went on to build a family of five children and 10 grandchildren. Dick often shared with family members that he "owed all of his good fortune to Mickey," and few who knew the two of them would dispute his claim. His legacy will reflect the strength of his character and the breadth of his achievements. While no man of letters, to those with whom he communicated the spirit and intent of his message was never in doubt - and his word was an immutable bond. He defended the troubled, interceding in legal proceedings as a character witness for young men in New Brighton in whom he believed. He supported the efforts of the underprivileged that aspired to and sacrificed for a better life, as evidenced by his financial support for a young African-American entrepreneur in Beaver Falls. He respected all who took pride in a job well done regardless of title or compensation; working men (like Frank Pivik, who could shovel dirt out of a 16-foot ditch for a 12-hour shift) were those whom he called friends and who Dick used as positive examples to his children. Driving tractors for neighborhood hayrides, leading Cub Scouts, supporting the Merrick Art Gallery, donating to Beaver County each of the New Brighton Public Library building and the Beaver Falls Tribune building, providing moral and financial support to those in need - Dick saw no task as beneath him and no goal as beyond his reach. Audacity, character and effort yielded results and trumped talent - this was his message and his example. A principled man for whom loyalty and family supersede all else, the essence of his life code was best distilled by his wife Mickey, "Like you or not, he was fair to you." Mickey, his dogs, his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family - these were Dick's loves. "Pap and Grandma" to their grandchildren, Dick and Mickey hosted family at every major holiday to share love, laughter, second helpings of Grandma's Yorkshire pudding and Pap's no-holds-barred assessment of each family member. No matter the miles to be traveled or the schedules to be changed, all shared the same holiday destination. All family, friends and visitors were welcome, and once welcomed to Dick's home it offered both respite from the harsh realities of the outside world and a safe haven. To his loved ones, being in Dick's presence and being safe were one and the same. Mr. Riley was a member of the Freemasons and served in both the Army and Merchant Marine. He was preceded in death by his father, Gwynn Riley; mother, Ruth Riley; and siblings, George Riley, Mary Muecklisch, Ruth Jacob and Pat Duffy. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn "Mickey" Riley; his daughters, Carolyn Riley (Charles Lang) and Mary Hess (Mark); his sons, Richard (Tracy), John (Kate) and David; his grandchildren, Richard Riley III (Brooke), Ian Hess, Alex Riley, Ilsa Hess, Liam Hess, Kellen Hess, Riley Lang, Reagan Lang, Sean Riley and Dylan Riley; brother, Tom (Bette Jean); and Dick's beloved dog, Sullivan. The Riley family will welcome friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME INC., 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. A funeral ceremony will be held privately by the Riley family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that those who wish to do so donate to the Butler County Human Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the Riley family at www.boylanfuneralhome.com.
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Yurga, Glenda L. 67

  • Chicora , Formerly of Kittanning
  • Born: 1947-12-22
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Kennedy Blodgett, Kittanning | Get Directions
  • Glenda L. (Edwards) Yurga, 67, of Chicora, formerly of Kittanning, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at home. Born Dec. 22, 1947, in Kittanning, she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Edwards. She enjoyed bowling and camping with her grandchildren. Survivors include her sons, William Stockdale, of Newcastle, Terry (Cathy) Stockdale, of Kittanning, Michael (Patty) Stockdale, of Kittanning, and Robert (Holly) Stockdale, of Kittanning; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and her sisters, Phyllis Mechling, of Chicora, Sarah Powell, of Euclid, Ohio, Darlene Wetzel, of Chicora, Linda Bergbigler, of Chicora, and Monica Claypoole, of Butler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Yurga; and brother, Joseph Edwards. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the KENNEDY and BLODGETT FUNERAL HOME, in Kittanning, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Robert French officiating. Interment will be held in Ford City Cemetery. For more information or to sign an online condolence, please visit www.snydercrissman.com.
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Fayette County

Grose, Paul E. 89

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1926-02-03
  • Died: 2015-04-22
  • Funeral Home: Brooks, Connellsville | Get Directions
  • Paul F. Grose, 89, of Connellsville, died Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va. He was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Anmoore, W.Va., a son of the late Lewis Franklin and Mable Mayflower Grose. Mr. Grose was an employee of the Postal Service, having worked on the Grafton- Connellsville Mail Train. He retired as postmaster of the Fairchance Post Office. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army and he was a member of the Elks No. 503 of Connellsville. He was a member of Connellsville Presbyterian Church, USA, where he served as a past deacon, trustee and elder. He is survived by his wife, Estella W. Woofter Grose, with whom he would have been married 71 years May 7, 2015; one daughter, Paulette G. Dye and her husband, David L., of Mt. Pleasant; four grandsons, Mark Dye and wife, Michelle, Michael Lindsay and Lynn, Robert Lindsay and wife, Laurie and Eric Lindsay; three great-grandchildren, Josh, Samantha and Luke Lindsay; and one brother, Clarence Grose and wife, Ann of Clarksburg. W.Va. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Jeannie L. Lindsay. Friends will be received from noon to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the BROOKS FUNERAL HOME INC., 111 E. Green St., Connellsville, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, with the Rev. Suzanne Zampella officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, Mt. Dare, W.Va. To offer a condolence or remembrance, please visit www.brooksfuneralhomes.com.
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Harshman, John L. 84

  • Washington Township
  • Born: 1930-05-11
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Parzynski Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • John L. Harshman, Lieutenant Colonel Retired, 84, of Belle Vernon, Washington Township, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 2:05 a.m. at VA Hospital, Aspinwall, Pittsburgh. Born May 11, 1930, in Connellsville, he was the son of the late Joseph and Gladys Newell Harshman. John was a retired Lieutenant Colonel with over 20 years of service in the U.S. Army having served multiple tours in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He is survived by his wife, Marcella Tomayko Harshman to whom he was married 24 years; and four children. He was preceded in death by a son; and a sister, Josephine Fawcett. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-6183. Services will be held Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Anthony J. Tibus U.S. Military Chaplain officiating. Interment will take place in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. with full military honors. Condolences accepted at the funeral home's website, www.parzynskifuneralhome.com.
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Kenney, Judith A. 53

  • Connellsville
  • Born: 1961-06-05
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Maykuth, Masontown | Get Directions
  • Judith Ann Kenney, 53, of Connellsville, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, with her loving family at her side. She was born in Connellsville, June 5, 1961, the daughter of the late Robert Deaver and Connie Bevan. Judith was a graduate of Connellsville High School, class of 1979. Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Bernard Kenney; children, Leah (Anthony) McDonough, of Connellsville, Christina (Justin) Escajeda, of Mt. Lebanon, and Brittany (Jonathan) Robinson, of Masontown; grandchildren, Ariana, Gianah and Declan; brothers and sisters, Dawn (Aaron) Lusty, Kim (Tug) Earnesty, Karen ("Corn") Earnesty, Chanda (Barry) Hennessey, Sheila (Mike) Hart, Matthew (Jen) Earnesty and Bobby (Amy) Deaver. Family and friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m., the hour of service, Monday, April 27, 2015, in the JOHN S. MAYKUTH JR. FUNERAL HOME, 7 River Ave., with Pastor Darrell Edgar officiating. Interment will be private.
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Ondrejko, Dennis 66

  • Belle Vernon
  • Born: 1948-10-22
  • Died: 2015-04-25
  • Funeral Home: Ferguson Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Dennis Ondrejko, 66, of Belle Vernon, went to be with the Lord Friday, April 24, 2015, in Monongahela Valley Hospital. A son of Helen Miskovich Ondrejko and the late Albert J. Ondrejko, he was born in Mt. Pleasant on Oct. 22, 1948. Denny was an active member of the Pricedale Union Church, several area clubs and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and bocci. Dennis worked at Dyno-Nobel for 43 years, retiring in 2013. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Darlene H. Smoody Ondrejko; two daughters and a son-in-law, Shelly Whiteko and her husband, Joel, of Belle Vernon, and Denetta Ondrejko and her fiance, Matthew Woodward, of Greensburg; three grandchildren, Cassie and Natalie Whiteko, and Liam Woodward; mother, Helen Ondrejko of Greensburg; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Marlene Kovach of Youngwood, Allison and Eugene Maughan of Madison, and Karen and Larry Evansek of West Newton; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jerry and Sheron Suppa; mother-in-law, Anna Smoody; as well as several nieces and nephews. Denny will be remembered as a beloved husband, and a devoted father and grandfather and will be missed by many. Friends will be received 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday in the FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 724-929-5300, 700 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, www.FergusonFuneralHomeAndCrematory.com. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Monday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. James Mimidis officiating. Interment will follow in Belle Vernon Cemetery.
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Washington County

Dinardo, Carol 68

  • Charleroi
  • Born: 1946-12-07
  • Died: 2015-04-23
  • Funeral Home: Parzynski Funeral Home, Belle Vernon | Get Directions
  • Carol Colborn Dinardo, 68, of Charleroi, died Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 9:28 a.m. at Monongahela Valley Hospital, Carroll Township. Born Dec. 7, 1946, in Brownsville, she was the daughter of the late Paul L. Colborn and Irene Cetto Colborn of Belle Vernon. A resident of Charleroi for the past 27 years, Mrs. Dinardo attended St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church and was a homemaker. She was a former EMT and paramedic for Rostraver West Newton EMS and former CAS and was an active member of ASPCA. She is survived by her husband, Delmar Dinardo, to whom she was married 48 years; three children, David and Andrea Dinardo of Arizona, Jennifer and Dan, both of New Castle, and Matthew Dinardo of Pittsburgh; seven grandchildren, Bethany, Emma, Noah Dinardo, Ryan, Christopher, Zachary Both and Caitlin Dinardo; two brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Marsha Colborn of Arizona, James Lloyd and Mary Sue Colborn of West Newton; and a sister and brother-in-law, Linda C. and Richard Rohaly of Williamsport. A private funeral Mass will be held at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Msgr. Roger A. Statnick as celebrant. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the PARZYNSKI FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATIONS, Family Owned and Operated, 626 Broad Ave., Belle Vernon, 724-929-6183. Condolences accepted at the funeral home's website, www.parzynskifuneralhome.com.
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Mittelmeier, Cortney L. 37

  • Washington, Pa.
  • Born: 1977-08-03
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Jefferson, Pleasant Hills | Get Directions
  • Cortney Lee Mittelmeier, 37, born Aug. 3, 1977, in Pittsburgh, and most recently lived in Washington, Pa., passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. She was the mother of Ryan Andrew Sullivan, of Naples, Fla.; the daughter of Louis and Mary Jane (States) Mittelmeier, of Baldwin; sister to Kevin (Andrea) Mittelmeier, of the United Kingdom, and Todd (Ashley), of West Virginia; and aunt to Lauren and Brynlee. She is survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins. A private service was held for immediate family members Wednesday, April 22, 2015. All burial arrangements have been entrusted to JEFFERSON MEMORIAL CEMETERY AND FUNERAL HOME, 301 Curry Hollow Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. Online condolences at www.jeffersonmemorial.biz.
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Faust, Terry A. 59

  • Ridgeley, W.Va.
  • Died: 2015-04-08
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  • Terry Alan Faust, 59, of Ridgeley, W.Va., died unexpectedly Wednesday, April 8, 2015, at his home. He is originally from Mt. Pleasant and graduated from Mt. Pleasant in 1970. Terry was an avid hunter. He played in the band, Four of a Kind, for many years. He had worked at Lenox, Volkswagen and was an operations manager at Lowe's. He is predeceased by his mother, Esther Grimm Faust; father, Floyd S. Faust; sister, Joyce C. Faust; and brother, Donald Faust. Still living are brother, James Faust; and sister, Elayne Faust. Funeral arrangements are not complete at this time. Please send any donations to the American Heart Fund of your choice or Elayne Faust, P.O. Box 170, Everson, PA 15631.
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Grilz, Frank J. 92

  • Clearwater, Fla.
  • Died: 2015-04-20
  • Funeral Home: Neely, Glenshaw | Get Directions
  • Frank John Grilz, 92, of Clearwater, Fla., passed away Monday, April 20, 2015. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Margaret Ehlinger Grilz; and two sisters, Frances Peck, of Florida, and Theresa Steffler, of Pennsylvania. Frank is also survived by many loving family and friends. Mr. Grilz was born in Pittsburgh. He served in the U.S. Maritime Service for more than six years during World War II. He worked as a letter carrier for the postal service for more than 42 years. There will be no visitation. Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, 943 Route 910, Cheswick, PA 15024 (Indiana Township). Everyone please meet at the cemetery. Arrangements are by NEELY FUNERAL HOME. Please visit us at www.neelyfuneralhome.com.
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McCaslin, Gerald 70

  • Jasper, Ind.
  • Born: 1945-01-19
  • Died: 2015-04-23
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  • Gerald "Woody" McCaslin, 70, of Jasper, Ind., passed away Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born Jan. 19, 1945, at Orchardville, to Gerald and Mabel (Uber) McCaslin. He was married Ruth Ellen Hemmerlein and she preceded him in death Oct. 30, 2009. He enjoyed sports, fishing and golf. Surviving are three sons, Todd McCaslin, of St. Anthony, Ind., Dave McCaslin and wife, Lisa, of Yatesboro, and Mike McCaslin and wife, Sandra, of Rural Valley; stepdaughter, Kay-Krodel Freyberger and her husband, Kurt, of Fort Thomas, Ky.; stepson, Kent Krodel, of Jasper; five grandchildren, Lindsay, Jason, Morgan and Kaylee and Emily McCaslin; two step-grandchildren, Andrew and Max Freyberger; one sister; Cathy McWhorter, of Largo, Fla.; and one brother, Max McCaslin and wife, Sharon, of Rural Valley. Preceding him in death, besides his wife, are two sisters, Beverly McCullough and Alice McAfoose; also two brothers, Don and Keith McCaslin. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015, at BECHER-KLUESNER NORTH CHAPEL, in Jasper. Celebration of life memorial service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. Condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.
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